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Subject: Re: RSI Date: 5/18/1999 11:54 AM
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<<Will you explain what the RSI line,and the look back period is? I'm using charts with Bolinger Bands on DTNIQ which are very helpful but have been unable to find any help with the meaning of RSI.>>

Yikes -- you're conjuring up technical analysis, the astrology of the investment world.

In other words, I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question, because as a Fool, I steer clear of technical analysis.

At the risk of getting flamed, here are some links to articles on technical analysis, which focuses on charts of a stock's price and volume movements (and which is often juxtaposed against "Fundamental" analysis, which studies a company's financial condition and growth).

http://www.fool.com/school/basics/investingbasics006.htm

http://www.fool.com/foolu/askfoolu/1999/askfoolu990414.htm

For those who really want to learn more about this topic, try heading to our Technical Trading message board:

http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1020043000000000

Selena

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